Releasing the Community Investment potential of social housing providers

Posted on Wednesday 5th September 2012

An award of £165,000 has been secured by Professor David Mullins, TSRC, from the Technology Strategy Board, ESRC and HACT, for a 2 year Knowledge Transfer Partnership to release the Community Investment potential of social housing providers through research based action learning. The project will be taken forward by Dr. Patricia A. Jones, the Knowledge Transfer Associate, who will be employed by TSRC but seconded to HACT. She will be supervised by David Mullins and Angus McCabe at TSRC and by Andrew van Doorn at HACT www.hact.org.uk the KTP industry partner.

This award provides an excellent opportunity to maximise the impact of the ESRC and Office for Civil Society funded Third Sector Research Centre's work in the field of housing and community investment (see think piece). Also building on earlier ESRC CASE PhD studentships with HACT and with the National Housing Federation on community investment and housing associations (web link) this KTP provides a massive opportunity for research impact at a time of economic downturn and welfare retrenchment. Housing associations work in England's poorest neighbourhoods providing over 2 million homes and spending a further £750 million a year on community and neighbourhood services.

About the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme (KTP) aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. KTP is funded by the Technology Strategy Board along with the other government funding organisations.

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